This article is based on a presentation made during the Data Privacy Asia 2016 conference held on 9-11 November 2016. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation aims to implement uniform data protection rules within the EU, boost the Digital Single Market and increase cooperation across its member states. The current rules have been sharpened to provide more enforcement teeth with penalties up to 4% of annual global turnover or EUR 20 million for firms in breach with the GDPR. In this article Héloïse Bock, a Partner at Arendt & Medernach, a law firm located in Luxembourg, examines the core principles and applicability of the GDPR, and discusses what companies in Asia must do to avoid missteps.
Partner at Arendt & Medernach
Héloïse Bock is a Partner at Arendt & Medernach. She has extensive experience advising local and international clients from the private or public sectors on a broad range of legal matters. She regularly publishes papers and speaks at conferences in the fields of law relating to her expertise. Héloïse was a member of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg. She was also an assistant lecturer in commercial law at the University of Luxembourg for several years. She has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of a large company active in the elderly care sector and which employs more than 1,700 persons. She has also the honour of having been appointed by Parliament as a Conseiller d’État.